Sunday, April 11, 2010

Blooming Fantastic! Halfland's 3D into 2D Wallpaper

Before I post about the fabulous pond developments (!), and the NEW incredible Halfland volunteer (!), and show you Cirelle's deft character clay sculpt (!)... And more (!)... a surprise bonus item (surprising because I didn't know I would make progress with it tonight)... (click to enlarge image for detail)


Reader Rich offered an embellishment on my initial idea of having the tea cup rose vines growing into the cottage through the Tudor window panes that I liked a lot. He went further (as I recall), and suggested that the "real" 3D roses somehow growing into the 2D illustration on the wallpaper. How? I didn't know.
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I was spontaneously able to make that happen tonight.

Earlier today, I shot the hand-made coffee-filter paper scale roses on black velvet (to make it easier to select them from the background and not blow out the shadows, see sample screen shot, upper right). It was easy and fun (and fairly quick) to arrange the various images of the blooms into the sort of repeating pattern one finds on floral wallpaper.

What I love about the resulting floral pattern above is that it's wilder and most like the "real" 3D roses on the right-hand side (near the window, with spaces where the "real" 3D flowers can be positioned to grow against the wall.) The color is more like the flowers there and then slowly fades into a kind of old-fashioned, more precisely placed, proper wallpaper as it travels toward the left.

Once this pattern is applied/transferred (via ink jet rub-on paper or other image transfer techniques) to the interior cottage wall from the bay window into the bedroom niche, I think the illusion will be spectacular! Thanks to rich, and for all the readers here for contributing to make Halfland even more wonderful than it ever could have been without you!

15 comments:

  1. m_) a lot of effort here. keep it up!

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  2. Thanks, Dan. The only thing in Halfland so far that required effort was building the tree and landscape bases and sky by myself. The rest is no effort, only PLEASURE!!! yum.

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  3. The wallpaper looks great and I can imagine how it will look like when it's finally attached... I myself love repeating pattern and I guess it would fit into Rana's cottage very well...

    How did you do it? With photoshop and its pattern tool? I recently made some patterns for another website and I liked it so much that I could do it all day... ;)

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  4. Thanks, Jessica!! Nope, no tool (but I'll have to check that one out if I ever try another pattern!) This was my first. I just placed three rose elements in an ad hoc random pattern in Photoshop by hand until a pattern began to emerge.

    I'm thrilled to imagine how the wallpaper willl look with the "real" roses melding into it causing the 3D to tranform into 2D! So exciting!

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  5. PS, Can we see your other patterns?

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  6. this looks very beautiful! love these kind of details.

    can't wait to see your pond developments. :)

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  7. yay! Thanks, Stephanie! Oooo whoo woo pond devel coming attcha shortly, later, perhaps tonight...

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  8. Ok... here comes a message from your youngest follower Zeynep:
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    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ypogofüogvofjvfdbj3jhjşszbgvb.sbf.ajz
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    I am sitting on the sofa now with my laptop, Zeynep is here next to me. Above message is from Zeynep for you:) I said that I am now writing to Aunty Shelley and she wanted to write something for you too. I have no idea what does this mean but just a clue.. she loved those beautiful flower pictures.

    Anyways, Yaz is back here: Shelley, this is another amazing idea you have here. Real roses melding into 2d wallpaper causing a 3D look. Will you make it animated? I mean will you show flowers growing, coming out of the illustrated 2d wallpaper?

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  9. Hello, Yaz and Zeynep!!!!

    So happy you are here!

    It's a great idea to animate the "real" roses on the wallpaper a bit BUT I won't do it!!! Not in the first few film episodes anyway! I'm just going to show the roses coming in through the window and laying in place on the wall.

    The fact that it fades to normal wallpaper will be the special effect I'm after. The kind that happens in the audiences mind.


    xoxoox, Love you guys!

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  10. Ok, yep, got the idea. It will happen in the audiences mind. Fantastic!

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  11. Hey again,
    here's the link to the website I designed where I used the photoshop pattern tool: czerwinka.de. She's a friend of mine, does public relations and wanted to have little office tools as a pattern. And now I'm addicted to pattern-generating... ;)

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  12. Jessica Koppe8:23 AM

    For whatever reason the link tries to link a blogger.com website... Just copy it and enter it manually in your browser... Sorry!

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  13. Love those pattern of paper klips, Jessica! I'll have to check out this PS tool you speak of. I adore Photoshop, don't you?! I have been saying for 20 years that it is the greatest artistic empowerment tool ever created since the lump of coal. And it keeps getting better. Love. It.

    Tried printing the wallpaper out onto rub-on transfer paper last night. Works and is an interesting tool, maybe. More testing of it's finish needed...

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  14. Oh! I love this, you are geenie-us!

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  15. That's what I say, Marcie! Thanks, HON!!!

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